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Friday, October 14, 2011

Generation X & Children

From the Juggle, a WSJ blog:

It’s long been known that high-powered careers can hamper or delay women’s plans to have children. But a new study suggests the challenges loom especially large for women of Generation X.

A full 43% of skilled white-collar Gen X women,  ages 33 to 46 years old, haven’t yet had children based on a study of 2,952 college-educated white-collar workers released last week.

The study conducted for the Center for Work-Life Policy, by Knowledge Networks, suggests the pressures imposed by demanding work schedules of 60 hours or more a week, along with strong career ambitions, heavy debt loads and the sluggish economy, are among the reasons, according to the Center. The conclusions are based on a survey, focus-group discussions and one-on-one interviews.

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I believe this - based on my experience, white collar gen X women tend to be very focused on their careers.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorney | Oct 14, 2011 8:57:09 AM

White collar, generation X women have always displayed a lot of ambition toward their careers. That ambition, coupled with high student loan debt, and the sluggish economy have probably put 'child rearing' on the back burner with regard to a lot of white collar, generation X women's plans for raising a family.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer | Oct 14, 2011 9:49:02 PM

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